The Chita is the first single grain whisky from the House of Suntory and originates from the Chita peninsula in Japan’s seaside Aichi Prefecture. The refined whisky is a reflection of Japan’s picturesque landscape, tranquil customs and dedication to craftsmanship.
“Like the misty, calm seas of the Chita Peninsula on a day of elegant stillness, this airy whisky has a presence that is unmistakably serene,” says Shinji Fukuyo, Chief Blender, Fourth House of Suntory.
The Chita has a smooth taste with hints of mint and deep honey. On the nose, it’s delicately sweet aromas of crème brûlée, cardamom and blossoming rose make it truly unique. It’s finished clean and clear, with spiced oak and subtle bittersweet notes.
Like all of the Suntory range, the packaging design features black calligraphy that expresses the distinctive qualities of Japanese whisky set on a white Japanese washi paper, representing the light flavours in the spirit. The Chita is created as an introduction into the House of Suntory for new whisky drinkers and is a must-have for home spirit collections.
Japan has grown to become the world’s third-largest producer of whisky behind Scotland and the US, with only around ten distilleries currently operating in the country. Japanese Whisky is in constant demand across the globe, with a 64% growth year on year. The Chita could be the whisky that pushes the local industry even further.
The Chita is available now across all good Aussie liquor stores. In other whisky news, we take a look at the Mizunara with Suntory Global Brand Ambassador Mike Miyamoto.